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From Buxom Blonde To….MAN! Ruby Rose’s Shock Gender Transformation

Ruby Rose Shock Gender Transformation

Ruby Rose’s foray into short film is a powerful portrayal of the increasing fluidity of sexuality in society.

Break Free is “about gender roles, Trans(gender), and what it is like to have an identity that deviates from the status quo”, said the model and DJ of her emotive debut film which sees her transform from a buxom blonde into a brooding, chest-strapped man in a tailored suit.

The candid actress has long spoken about her sexuality and revealed earlier this year that she wanted to undergo a sex change as a child. With over 2million Facebook views, Rose’s foray into short film has been touted as semi-autobiographical and has caused quite the stir on online forums while being met with praise by her fan base.

Ruby Rose Talks Beauty @ MBFWA 2014
Ruby Rose Talks Beauty @ MBFWA 2014 with The Carousel

The film kicks off with Rose dressed as a femme-fatale blonde touching up her lipstick provocatively in the mirror before reaching for a pair of scissors and randomly hacking off her long, feminine locks. She then morphs into a masculine character after scrubbing at her skin to reveal a body full of tattoos beneath, wrapping her chest in bandages to flatten her breasts and dressing with a sex toy. This provocative film, which clearly explores gender identity, closes with Rose’s masculine alter-ego dressed in a suit, smoking a cigarette and brooding at the camera.

In 2014, amongst the chaos of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Ruby Rose opened up to TheCarousel.com about body image, the story behind her most visible tattoo, why she loves her flaws, her sexuality, the importance of going without makeup and more.

Ruby Rose Talks Body Imagen - Ruby Rose's interview on TheCarousel.com with Nedahl Stelio
Ruby Rose’s interview on The Carousel with Nedahl Stelio

Watch our Ruby Rose series below…

Ruby Rose On The Power Of Make-up And The Importance Of Going Without

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Watch Ruby Rose: “Why I Love My Flaws!”

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Watch Ruby Rose Talks Body Image & Why She Doesn’t Eat Red Meat

Watch Ruby Rose Talks About THAT Tattoo

Ruby Rose Opens Up About Her Depression Battle2

Watch Ruby Rose Talks Beauty @ MBFWA 2014

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What do you think of Ruby’s gender transformation? Tell us in the comments below!

Written by Yvette Le Grew

Yvette Le Grew is the former Online Editor of The Australian Women’s Weekly, former Head of Digital Content at Westfield & freelance fashion, travel, health & lifestyle writer for titles across the UK, Asia and Australia. Yvette now contributes 'at large' for thecarousel.com.

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